School workforce census privacy notice

School Workforce: those employed or otherwise engaged to work at a school or the Local Authority

Milton Keynes Council is the data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and previously the Data Protection Act of 1998.  This Privacy Notice should therefore be read in conjunction with our Corporate Privacy Notice.  For more information on this please visit our Corporate Privacy Notice.

Personal data is held by the school for those employed or otherwise engaged to work at the school or at the Local Authority. This is to assist in the smooth running of the school and/or enable individuals to be paid.

How we use school workforce information

The collection of this information will benefit both national and local users by:

  • improving the management of school workforce data across the sector
  • enabling a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed
  • informing the development of recruitment and retention policies
  • allowing better financial modelling and planning
  • enabling ethnicity and disability monitoring
  • supporting the work of the school teacher review body
  • support staff negotiating body

Personal data that we collect, process, hold and share include some or all of the following: identifiers such as name and National Insurance Number and characteristics such as ethnic group, employment contract and remuneration details, qualifications and absence information.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school or Local Authority without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass on some of this data to the Department for Education (DfE).  Read about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education including the data that we share with them,

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we ask that you raise your concern with us in the first instance.  Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.  

Data Protection

Data Protection contact information

Postal address only, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ